Review: taking Metformin and Glucosamine together


Summary

Drug interactions are reported among people who take Metformin and Glucosamine together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Metformin and Glucosamine. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 311 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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Metformin

Metformin has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from Metformin 174,670 users)

Glucosamine

Glucosamine has active ingredients of glucosamine. It is often used in arthritis. (latest outcomes from Glucosamine 3,862 users)

On Sep, 16, 2016

311 people who take Metformin, Glucosamine are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Metformin and Glucosamine drug interactions.

Drug effectiveness over time:

Metformin:
  • < 1 month: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10+ years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
Glucosamine:
  • < 1 month: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 10+ years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Metformin:
  • female: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • male: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
Glucosamine:
  • female: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • male: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)

Drug effectiveness by age:

Metformin:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 20-29: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 30-39: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 40-49: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 50-59: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 60+: 100.0% - (2 of 2 people)
Glucosamine:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 20-29: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 30-39: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 40-49: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 50-59: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 60+: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • blood glucose increased
  • diabetes mellitus inadequate control
  • metastatic renal cell carcinoma
1 - 6 months:
  • coronary artery bypass
  • dyspnoea
  • metastatic renal cell carcinoma
  • mitral valve repair
6 - 12 months:
  • metastatic renal cell carcinoma
1 - 2 years:
  • asthenia
  • dyshidrotic eczema
  • hyperglycaemia
  • nausea
2 - 5 years:
  • anaemia
  • gastrointestinal haemorrhage
  • rectal haemorrhage
  • lightheadedness - dizzy
  • muscle twitching
5 - 10 years:
  • muscle twitching
10+ years:
  • acidosis
  • anaemia
  • cardiac murmur
  • cellulitis
  • colorectal cancer stage iv
  • coronary artery bypass
  • duodenal ulcer
  • dyspnoea
  • gastric ulcer haemorrhage
  • gastrointestinal carcinoma
not specified:
  • dyspnoea
  • drug ineffective
  • anaemia
  • dry mouth
  • fatigue
  • nausea
  • diarrhoea
  • dizziness
  • blood glucose increased
  • cough

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • dyspnoea
  • drug ineffective
  • anaemia
  • pain
  • diarrhoea
  • headache
  • blood glucose increased
  • constipation
  • cough
  • nausea
male:
  • dizziness
  • dry mouth
  • myalgia
  • fatigue
  • nausea
  • drug ineffective
  • anaemia
  • arthralgia
  • blood glucose increased
  • dyspnoea

Most common drug interactions by age *:

20-29:
  • abdominal pain
  • aggression
  • agitation
  • bradycardia
  • cerebral infarction
  • confusional state
  • dyspepsia
  • encephalopathy
  • gastrooesophageal reflux disease
  • hyperglycaemia
30-39:
  • blood glucose increased
  • injection site nodule
40-49:
  • blood glucose increased
  • dyspnoea
  • glycosylated haemoglobin increased
  • palpitations
  • pulmonary embolism
  • arthralgia
  • blood glucose abnormal
  • blood pressure inadequately controlled
  • blood sodium decreased
  • eructation
50-59:
  • nausea
  • fatigue
  • anxiety
  • decreased appetite
  • sepsis
  • anaemia
  • nasal congestion
  • sleep disorder
  • agitation
  • brain oedema
60+:
  • dyspnoea
  • anaemia
  • dry mouth
  • diarrhoea
  • drug ineffective
  • myalgia
  • dizziness
  • fall
  • fatigue
  • anaphylactic shock

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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